THE 25 SWEETEST ROMANTIC GESTURES FOR EVERYDAY LIFE
Sometimes, all you need are sweet romantic gestures every now and then to let your sweetheart know there’s still a lot of love floating in the air.
A great relationship doesn’t need expensive shows of affection all the time.
What matters more are sweet romantic gestures that can make your lover go awww…
Sometimes, a sweet gesture can make your partner’s day, even if it’s done in the smallest way.
It doesn’t matter if you’re the husband, the wife or even a boyfriend or girlfriend to use these tips.
What matters is that you care enough to create little ways to remind your lover that you’re still madly in love with them.
ULTIMATUMS IN A RELATIONSHIP AND HOW TO USE THEM RIGHT
Do you hate your partner’s behavior? Find out how to use ultimatums in a relationship the right way and better the love instead of making it worse.
Differences in relationships can crop up all the time.
After all, we weren’t all created in pairs that perfectly mesh with each other.
But what do you do about it?
And how do you sort those annoying differences?
In most relationships, couples learn to understand each other’s likes and dislikes and work around them to keep each other happy.
RELATIONSHIPS AND CHEATING – WHAT IS CHEATING?
Relationships and cheating are two complex terms that inevitably unite at some point in our lives. The temptation of cheating enters every single relationship, in the form of an invitation or a doubt, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. So what is cheating then, really?
Have you ever understood the bond that relationships and cheating hold with each other? As we’ve seen in the introduction, the more we’re aware, the more we tend to cheat. So what is cheating then?
Is it wrong to flirt with someone else when you’re in a relationship? Of course, everyone knows flirting with someone else is cheating.
Acknowledging this as the truth only makes you a liar and a cheat, because all of us flirt, whether in front of our partner or behind their back.
CHEATING IN A RELATIONSHIP
Can you really define cheating in a relationship? As complex as the feeling of love may be, affairs and cheating in a relationship are just as complicated, says Roberto Rossi. But who defines cheating, and what constitutes cheating in a relationship?
Cheating in a relationship is funny business. Painful, most definitely, but it’s extremely hilarious to watch from a third person’s view.
Have you seen how relationships change with time?
And have you noticed how we twist our own promises to our lovers to suit our needs as time passes by?
IT’S OKAY TO GO TO BED ANGRY
David and Constantino Khalaf
As much as we both dislike conflict, we seem to have an uncanny ability to get into fights at the most inconvenient times. Take, for example, the fight about money we started minutes before a group of friends came over to our house. Or the fight about being late we had in the car on the way to church, which also turned into an argument about money. And of course there are all the times we’ve argued late at night when all we really wanted to do was to go to bed. So we did.
Over the years, we’ve learned to ignore the advice we’ve heard at almost every wedding we’ve been to, including our own: We go to bed angry.
The Gottman Institute has disproved the myth that you shouldn’t let the sun set on your anger. At the Love Lab, couples were interrupted in the middle of an argument and asked to read magazines for 30 minutes. When they resumed the conversation, they had physiologically calmed down, which allowed them to communicate rationally and respectfully. Rather than seeing it as an inconvenience, taking a break when we feel ourselves getting overwhelmed during a fight has been helpful, even if that means sleeping on it.
THE TOP 20 REASONS FOR DIVORCE THAT MOST COUPLES OVERLOOK
Divorce doesn’t happen by accident. It builds up slowly when people overlook the things that matter most. Read the top reasons for divorce here.
Divorce isn’t a bubble that’s ready to burst.
Most people assume that a divorce is a shocker, something that comes right out of the blue when it is least expected.
Perhaps, to family and friends, that may be the case.
But to the couple involved, it’s something they would have seen all along.
Most of us make the grave error of taking the things that matter most for granted.
HONORING YOURSELF IN DATING: THE DIFFICULT PATH TO AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS
I checked my phone for the 27th time in the past hour as my insecurity hijacked my attention. I had a massive project presentation due in two hours and I couldn’t stop looking at my phone wondering why my partner hadn’t texted me back.
My mind wandered to thoughts of “Is she flirting with her ex-boyfriend?” “Am I not funny enough for her?”
I was obsessed with trying to make a relationship work because deep down, I was terrified of not being enough for her to love.
“What about this theory: The fear of not being enough and the fear of being ‘too much’ are exactly the same fear. The fear of being you.” – Nayyirah Waheed
HOW TO REPAIR THE LITTLE THINGS SO THEY DON’T BECOME BIG THINGS
All couples argue. Happy couples argue well. They have strategies for dealing with their inevitable disagreements, and they process their feelings so they don’t bottle up.
We know from Dr. Gottman’s research that both partners in a relationship are emotionally available only 9% of the time. This leaves 91% of our relationship ripe for miscommunication.
The difference between happy couples and unhappy couples is not that happy couples don’t make mistakes. We all hurt our partner’s feelings. The difference is that happy couples repair, and they do so early and often.
THE LITTLE THINGS THAT WILL MAKE OR BREAK YOUR RELATIONSHIP
He comes home from work exhausted again. After yet another frustrating meeting that could have been covered in an email, a tense conversation with a co-worker about the state of the break room refrigerator, and predictably awful traffic on the way home, he crashes onto the living room sofa, lets out a deep breath, and turns on his favorite show. All he wants to do is decompress in silence.
As if on cue, he hears the back door open. His wife is home — and somehow she’s more chipper than ever. As she enters the room and removes her coat, she takes a moment to pause at the front window, saying, “What beautiful weather — it’s just lovely today.”
What should he do next? The answer may matter more than you think.
MARRIAGE IS NOT A BIG THING, IT’S A MILLION LITTLE THINGS
What if I told you that there are specific, concrete steps to having a better relationship?
After spending more than four decades studying the components of what creates lasting and successful partnerships, Dr. John Gottman has discovered what couples can do to pave the way to having, and sustaining, their ideal marriage.
One revelation to come from his research is the idea that small, intentional moments hold more weight than isolated, extravagant gestures when it comes to building emotional longevity in your relationship. Dr. Gottman’s motto is “small things often.”